Actors Who Have Reinvented Themselves w/guest Steve “Capone” Prokopy of AICN - CinemaJaw 237

Reviewed This Episode: Maggie, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Avengers: Age of Ultron Interested or Ignore: Tomorrowland Trivia: George Clooney Movie Trivia CinemaWAR: Which is better – Practical effects or CGI? Spring is the time for rebirth, and hay fever. Annually the “Summer” movie season kicks off with a glut of action and sci-fi films with vastly... Read more »

Happy 21st Birthday 1994! - The Unsung Films of a Banner Year

10. Angels in the Outfield. Lest we forget that this little family gem gave us Joseph Gordon-Levitt! For that alone it is worthy of this list. Was it cheesy? Yes. But it had heart. I rewatched the crap out of it, and I'm not even Christian! Oh! And Tony Danza... 'nuff said.<iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
1994 was an amazing year in film. Seriously, one of the best ever. It’s hard to point to another single trip around the sun with quite as many important movies. It’s hard to believe that 21 years have gone by, and the babies in all of those films could be sitting on the bar stool across... Read more »

CinemaJaw 236, C2E2 Special! w/guest Gabriel Hardman, Geeks Out, and MORE!

Poll: Which director do you trust the most: J.J. Abrams – Joss Wheadon – or Christopher Nolan Interested or Ignore: Hot Pursuit Trivia: Women of Comic Book Movies Trivia The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – also known as C2E2 – is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime,... Read more »

CinemaJaw 235, Best Nudity by Oscar Winners w/guest Mr. Skin

Reviewed This Episode: The Water Diviner Interested or Ignore: The Avengers: Age of Ultron Trivia: Avengers Movie Trivia CinemaWAR: Which Chris is luckier to be an Avenger  - Chris Evans or Chris Hemsworth This week on CinemaJaw Matt and Ry get naked, and talk to Mr. Skin! If you’ve ever seen the Judd Apatow joint... Read more »

Chicago Critics Film Fest Brings Festival Favorites to Your Doorstep

Don’t you wish you could go to Sundance, South by Southwest, and Tribeca film festivals? Now is your chance. The 3rd annual Chicago Critics Film Festival brings 22 feature films and 3 short film programs to Chicago. The festival takes place at the Music Box Theater (3733 N. Southport Ave) May 1-7. We had a... Read more »

Your ChicagoNow Community Manager Himself - Jimmy Greenfield on CinemaJaw

Recently we had a chance to sit down with our ChicagoNow generalissimo, our fearless leader, our Community Manager, Jimmy Greenfield! Jimmy is a person that CinemaJaw looks up to, as I expect many of us that blog or create content do. We have a great discussion about how the RedEye got started and ChicagoNow’s evolution... Read more »

Hold Onto Your Chicagoland Shorts!

Chicagoland Shorts, a new, specially curated series of short films by Chicago filmmakers, will have its Chicago premiere at Facets Cinematheque April 25-27. The series, produced by Chicago-based film production company Full Spectrum Features, highlights and celebrates the incredible diversity and vastness of the Chicagoland experience, providing an outlet for cinematic voices that sometimes go... Read more »

Five Great Podcast Episodes You May Have Missed

Hey JawHeads. It’s been a busy time for us, and sorry that we haven’t been posting here as much as we’d like. But we have been producing podcasts! Before I get to that I want to mention that we will be at Chicago’s C2E2 this April 24 – 26th at booth number 1759! In case... Read more »

Rappers Turned Actors and More! CinemaJaw 227

Reviewed This Episode: Focus Trivia: Robot Movie Trivia Interested or Ignore: Chappie CinemaWAR: Who is stranger Nic Cage or John Travolta?  This week on CinemaJaw Matt K. and Ry The Movie Guy are flyin’ solo, sans guest, still recovering from WingFest weekend. A perfect time to get back to basics, hit some Jaw Announcements, fan... Read more »

The Bizarro Episode! CinemaJaw 226 w/guest Frank Ziede

Reviewed This Episode: Force Majore Trivia: Nic Cage Movie Trivia Interested or Ignore: Focus CinemaWAR: Will a comic book movie eveer win Best Picture at the Oscars? This week on CinemaJaw, things get weird as we cover our favorite Bizarre Films! It was an especially dificult episode to record since Matt K. and Ry The... Read more »